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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My Kind of Recycling......Trash to Treasure

Purchased this old vegetable bin at the Walnut Creek Antique Mall for $8.00 early this Spring and knew it had some potential.
My son Kyle painted it and then my husband distressed it and added a protective sealant. I think it looks pretty darn good for an $8.00 purchase. I meant to take a completely intact "before" picture but one morning I found my husband removing the bins and taking off the brassy door knobs. I quickly grabbed my camera and got an "almost before" shot!!!

Before Pictures


After Pictures




I think it turned out pretty nice and it looks better than the pictures show. It is a great olde solid piece!!!
It could be used for so much more then just veggies.............hmmmmmmmm do I keep it or sell it????
So many dilemmas!!!

5 comments:

Jackie said...

I love it Paula! Looks beautiful!

Have a good evening!
Jackie

Benita said...

What a wonderful transformation Paula !!! Can't wait to see more of your trash to treasures : )
luvs~n~hugs
Benita

(two-my-e-knee) said...

Hello there,
I would like to invite you to check out my blog Flippin Factory on which I feature all kinds of recycled furniture artists! There is a company that makes furniture from wine barrels. There's even a guy who made some chairs out of nickels!

Nice to meet you!
Tumaini
www.flippinfactory.wordpress.com

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

great make-over.
★Linda★

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

Hi Paula, first visit here and I enjoyed looking around. Great makeover on the bin. I'd have to keep it if it were me. 8-) Come visit my blog, I am trying to reach 100 followers and will be doing a giveaway soon....I hope, life has just been crazy but I am definitely working on it.
Have a great day!!
Blessings,
Lorna

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